There is something just so beautiful about a group of people get together to bring an idea to life. When I first met Leah, from Leah Davenport Events and Design, I knew we would be fast friends. She is kind, eager, and full of life. And when I brought this styled elopement to her, she didn’t bat an eye and was immediately ALL IN! Once our little wheels go turning, there was no stopping us! Studio Milk in Old Town Alexandria, hosted the most gorgeous location for this shoot. With its beautifully modern wallpaper, paired with the gorgeous hand made flower wall and unique historic feel, I knew it would be a perfect start to this idea. Now for a little vendor love!
Megan from Scout’s Bakeshop blew my mind when she walked through those doors with a gorgeous spatula-painted three tiered cake! She is by far one of my favorite bakers I work with, and recommend her to anyone looking for a unique and delicious addition to their wedding.
I met Chelsea, from Bee’s Wing Farm, at the Weddings in Loudoun tour last year, and I knew I had to work with her! Her flowers are all locally grown at her own farm in Bluemont and she puts so much love and care into every flower arrangement she does!
Ava Laurenne is hands down my favorite bridal shop in VA. I have dreamed of working with them for quite some time and made this dress selection so simple and easy! Rachel was super accommodating and you could tell she was just as excited about our shoot as we were! Every bride looking for a fun experience along with a gorgeous gown that is as unique and stunning as they are, HAS to visit Ava Laurenne in Fredericksburg immediately!
Laura from Laura Henderson Makeup is an absolute dream. She executes your ideas flawlessly and has the sweetest personality! Not to mention, she is incredibly talented and offers a wide variety of services!
Kirstin, from Kirstin Marie Design, made this up-do look SO easy! She worked quickly and effortlessly to design the most perfect and flattering up-do. She made Taylor look like a princess!
Cecillia from Post Skript Co is probably one of my favorite people on the entire planet. I just want to hang out with her all day! Her gorgeous calligraphy flattered our invitation suite from Made By Desine, so beautifully and really brought all of the pieces together! Her lettering is so chic and elegant, it could make just about anything look beautiful!
Something Vintage always knows just how to make an event pop! All of their insanely gorgeous furniture and decor pieces add the right kind of flare to any party. They also make the selection process so simple and easy, even though they have SO much cool stuff! Everything is available to see online, which is good because I could walk around their showroom 100 times and still not see everything!
And of course, our beautiful and fun models! Taylor and Billy from Whole Heart Studios made our job SO easy! Even though they had an insane wedding weekend, they made the trek from southern VA to model for us – and the day wouldn’t have been complete without them! I am so grateful for their casual and fun personalities – Billy added just the right amount of comedic relief we needed to get through such a long day!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who came together to make this vision a reality. Styled shoots are one of my passions, and I am always SO grateful for those that want to bring my dreams to life. If you’re not following these people, I highly encourage you to do so! They’re all wonderful humans and deserve SO much love!
Venue | Studio Milk, @studio_milk
Planner | Leah Davenport Events and Design, @leahmariedavenport
Baker | Scouts Bakeshop, @scoutsbakeshop
Florist | Bees Wing Farm, @beeswingfarm
Dress | Ava Laurenne, @avalaurennebride
Makeup | Laura Henderson Makeup, @laurahenderson_makeup
Hair | Kirstin Marie Design, @kirstinmariedesign
Models | Taylor and Billy, Whole Heart Studios, @wholeheartstudios
Calligraphy | Post Skript Co., @postskriptco
Rentals | Something Vintage, @smthingvintage